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How to Be Sexy, Not Silly

No Comments 27 August 2015

When trying to attract a guy, the last thing you want to be is too obvious, says Jessica Massa in The Gaggle: How to Find Love in a Post-Dating World. Here's the story of Michelle, a 25-year-old PhD student who learned that the hard way.

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10 Great Wedding Planning Books

No Comments 21 August 2015

Planning a wedding? You've probably already hit some snags, like whether or not to invite that third cousin you haven't seen since you were both babies, or how to tactfully remind your mother that it is your wedding. There are so many details involved in a wedding that it's easy to get lost. Most people do.

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Are You Being Played? How to Tell

No Comments 21 August 2015

If you’ve ever fallen for or been misled by a man’s dating (or bedding) tactics, here’s how to recognize them should they come calling again, from The Body Language of Dating: Read His Signals, Send Your Own, and Get the Guy.

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Prude vs. Crude: Sex and the Generation Gap

1 Comment 12 August 2015

When one of author Jean M. Twenge's students, then 23, wrote a paper on changes in sexuality, she did not describe younger people (“Generation Me,” those born in the 1980s and 1990s) as more sexually active; instead, she wrote that they were “less sexually repressed.” Older people may think that young people are promiscuous, but the younger generation flings it right back–sure, we're a little loose, but you're just uptight. From Generation Me.

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An Honest List of What Men Really Care About

2 Comments 30 July 2015

Are women really that complicated? Yes. Here's the truth: Men are simple. Really simple. It's not that they aren't smart. Despite what they do in life, how intelligent they are, and how supposedly interested they are in the women in their lives, I have learned over the years, through much study, that men mainly care about these few basic things. From I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To.

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Do You Have More Than One Soulmate?

No Comments 16 July 2015

Searching for a life partner is very similar to conducting a job search–there are probably many men who would make good husbands, just as there is more than one right job or employer. From Marry Smart.

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A Sex Therapist’s Rx for Every Couple

No Comments 08 July 2015

It's lube. Lube reduces friction, which can increase pleasure and decrease the risk of tearing and pain. Always use lube with protective barriers like condoms or dams; it will increase their efficacy and make them more pleasurable. Lube is your friend. Lube will make your sex life better. Here's how to talk to your partner about it, and which kind I recommend. From Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life.

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How to Throw a Hugely Fun, Successful Wedding Reception

1 Comment 08 July 2015

The rules are: there are no rules. Why not host the cocktail hour before the ceremony (to loosen up your guests), serve dinner buffet-style (letting guests pick what they want to eat), and think beyond cake for dessert (most wedding cakes just aren't that good, anyway). Host a memorable bash with these tips and more from Eat More Better.

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Summer Loving: 10 Dating Books For Finding Your Special Someone

3 Comments 25 June 2015

Summer is the perfect time for having fun and expanding your horizons, a great combination for meeting new people and going on dates. But how do you meet new people? Where can you find them? And how do you move on from the "friend zone?"

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The Best Gift Newlyweds Can Give Each Other

No Comments 18 June 2015

You'll each want this gift when life inevitably gets rough during the course of your marriage. From The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over.

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5 Negative Habits to Avoid in Your Relationship

1 Comment 04 June 2015

You've probably met couples in which one or both partners interrupt the other person in public. You might even be that couple! Fortunately, no marriage needs to be burdened by these bad habits. Here are five that you can identify and work on right now. If you are involved in three or more of these to a significant degree, your relationship could be in serious trouble.

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When to Move On: Relationship Advice for Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

No Comments 03 June 2015

Here are some guidelines for how long to stay in a relationship without seeing real signs of a serious commitment. From I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To.

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32 Signs You Have a Future Together (and 24 Signs You Don’t)

3 Comments 14 May 2015

Nobody will do all of these things listed below, from I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To. But any of them are good indicators that your relationship has staying power–or that he has no intention of ever committing to you.

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